Originally Posted by Jonsey
they say that when every main events fight is announced and it never happens
They don't say that every time. Cunningham/Adamek was on NBC (free TV) and this fight will be the 2nd show they've done on NBC. Read the story:
The fight will be broadcast at 4PM ET on NBC as a special 2 hour afternoon presentation of NBC Sports Fight Night.
Kathy Duva, Main Events CEO, “Giving Steve the opportunity to fight on NBC again – in a bigger venue for another shot at the #2 position in the IBF – after his controversial decision loss to Tomasz Adamek in December is what Main Events and Fight Night are all about.
The Cunningham/Adamek fight was also an afternoon card. As was the Leo Santa Cruz fight which was on free tv (CBS this time).